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the subject of a pentagon investigation of allegedly inappropriate communications with jill kelley. yes, that jill kelley, we're talking about the same tampa housewife whom david petraeus' then mistress paula broadwell apparently saw as rival. a whole new chapter in a saga that since last friday has been one bombshell after another. and so far, all of them have something to do with kelley. she's a volunteer military liaison at the air force base, home of the u.s. central command in tampa, florida. kelley complained to the fbi last spring when paula broadwell was having an affair with petraeus allegedly harassed her with jealous e-mails. petraeus admitted the affair with broadwell but denies any elicit contact with kelley. so does general allen who was scheduled for a senate confirmation hearing this very week to become nato's supreme allied commander. today that's on hold, but he will continue in his position as the investigation continues. and all of that as the pentagon digs through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other communications, many with kelley over a two-year period. >>
allen is now the subject of a pentagon investigation. it centers around hundreds, possibly thousands of e-mails sent to this woman. details of where she fits into an increasingly tangled web of relationships. i'll talk about all of this with the chair of the senate intelligence committee. dianne feinstein says it is like something off the front page of a tab roid mloid magazine and s demanding answers. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with stunning twists in the scandal that brought down the head of the cia, general david petraeus. another u.s. general is caught in the same tangled web. john allen, top commander in afghanistan, is being investigated by the pentagon for allegedly sending inappropriate e-mails to a married woman, the same woman whose complaint of threatening e-mails from general petraeus' lover cracked the scandal wide open. barbara starr is trying to sort this out for us. it is rather complicated, what's the latest you're getting? >> it is still the same fundamental question for the last 24 hours, wolf. why is john allen being investig
's doing and has done an excellent job, at eye save and i would refer you to the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> all right. right now let's get to the heart of general allen's reported troubles, his relationship with jill kelley. cnn's nick payton walsh just spoke with a senior official who is close to general allen. nick, this official is certain he's claiming that there was no affair between kelley and the general. is that correct? >> reporter: absolutely. not even that there wasn't just an affair, there was not anything of romantic nature between them. absolutely clear his mind he views jill kelley as a bored socialite who many times knew lots of the commanders at centcom because of her role there as an honorary ambassador, organizing social events, but absolutely clear that the e-mail exchange between jill kelley and john allen were innocuous most of the time. at some point john allen may say to her, thanks, sweetheart, that's purely in this source's opinion because he's from virginia and that's a colloquialism many people might use from that area
at the pentagon for us. good morning. tell us, what is the status of the investigation right now? >> well, good morning, alina. "the new york times" is now reporting this morning that the investigation actually began some months ago. but, again, the questions continue to mount. it wasn't until election night that the director of national intelligence, james clapper, was informed that this was all going on. the white house informed the next day,and the president the day after that. so how you have an fbi investigation, which whatever went on did involve looking into the matters of general david petraeus, your cia director, and the president isn't informed. this is one of the key questions congress, the congressional committee's concerned, they weren't informed. so expect to see a lot more about this for the next many days. >> barbara, let's talk a little bit more about that. as you mentioned the white house wasn't notified until 5:00 p.m. on election night. the president wasn't told until the thursday after election day. house and senate intelligence committees weren't told until last week. i kn
security correspondent jennifer griffin reports from the pentagon. >> at 4:50 a.m. on november 1, just days before the u.s. presidential election, two iranian frog foot fighter jets like these intercepted and fired twice upon an unmanned, unarmed u.s. predator drone over the persian gulf. it is the first time the iranians have ever fired on a u.s. drone. the shots missed on both attempts and iran's fighter pilots briefly pursued the drone which land safely at an undisclosed location. >> the incident occurred over international waters, approximately 16 nautical miles off the iranian coast line. our aircraft was never in iranian air space. it was always flying in international air space. the internationally recognized territorial limit is 12 nautical miles off the coast. and we never entered the 12 nautical mile limit. >> asked whether the i want was an act of war, the pentagon spokesman said he would not legally label it, adding the state department had protested through the swiss protective powers, which have represented the u.s. government in tehran since the u.s. embassy takeover in 1979.
director david petraeus's job. the pentagon now investigating general john allen. you know who he is? the top commander in afghanistan, for allegedly exchanging thousands of possibly inappropriate e-mails with, this woman, jill kelly, tampa, florida. she is a close friend of the petraeus family who sparked initial investigation into the cia director. that is what we've been told so far. follow the bouncing ball. it is a tuesday. martha: try if you can, right? good morning i'm martha maccallum. you will need a flow chart to follow this story as it develops because the cast of characters in this growing saga. the pentagon we're told is sorting through 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between this woman and general allen. she got, the fbi involved in the whole thing because she said that she was receive ofing harassing e-mails from this women, petraeus's biographer and ex-mistress, paula broadwell. bill: got all that? martha: i think so, you need a pen. catherine herridge is live in d.c.. tell us where we are today on the investigation. where is it. >> reporter: thank you, bill and good mo
outward fro the pentagon today, and across official washington. the name of u.s. marine general john allen, the top american commander in afghanistan, surfaced overnight in the scandal that began friday with david petraeus resigning at c.i.a. director. unnamed defense officials say the military is now investigating possibly, quote, inappropriate communications between allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. she had reported getting harassing emails from another woman, paula broadwell. the f.b.i. investigation that followed uncovered broadwell's affair with petraeus. but according to the newest revelations, agents also found extensive contacts between kelley and general allen. the f.b.i. notifieded the pentagon on sunday. last night spokesman george little read a statement from defense secretary leon panetta on a flight to australia. >> today the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. it is now in the hands of the department of the secretary-general. >> brown: early news accounts said allen andkelley exchanged 2
on the solutions to the challenges we face as a nation. >> john boehner addressed the budget cuts to the pentagon and some programs that will begin next year. both republicans and democrats have said they will try to avoid those so-called fiscal cliff budget cuts at all costs. >>> the day after the election wall street took a beating. [ bell ] >> the white house is staying blue but stocks were in the red. the dow is down 312 to 12,932. its 81st worst day of the year. take a look. the dow lost 313 points today. the day after president obama was elected in 2008 it dropped 486 points. the market always doesn't move down following presidential elections. when bill clinton was reelected it rose 96 points. >>> voters approved a sales tax increase to fund county programs. it would raise $50 million each year for programs like the medical center and public health and welfare. san jose's minimum wage will increase from $8 to $10 an hour. voters approved measure d. it will take effect 90 days after results are certified. san jose measure e passed. it allows them to expand the number of tables over the next
individuals and matters pertaining to the recent revelations i would refer you to the pentagon and the ig, on the one hand and to the fbi with regards to general petraeus. >> he's not shaking his head saying guys, look, we need a more credible, competent sense of leadership. >> he's not going to make grand pronouncements or decisions about things based on, you know, two situations, two individual cases. he's focused on the missions that the military is tasked with carrying out and the cia, and the general intelligence community is tasked with carrying out and with enacting his overall agenda, which encompasses not just national security policy but obviously domestic policy. yes. reuters, jeff. >> has the president spoken to general allen directly? >> not that i'm aware of no. >> secretary panetta? >> i'd have to check that. secretary panetta has been traveling. >> as sort of a follow-up to the last question, is this an unwelcome distraction at the time when he was just reelected and has a bunch of priorities in terms of fiscal cliff and in terms of his cabinet? >> i certainly wouldn't cal
an unarmed u.s. drone. the pentagon asked and refused stotoanswer whether this is an act of war. there is something going on behind the scenes between the obama administration and iran? steven hadley is here, next. and former candidate santorum is here. the election outcome raising questions about the future of his party, the republican party. what does the g.o.p. have to do now? hear from senator santorum, coming up. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. no, no, no, stop! humans -- one day, we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... stop, stop, stop! my car! not so much. but that's okay. you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacemen from liberty mutual insurance. total your car, and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. lear
. >> budget for the pentagon and other programs will be slashed next year. republicans and democrats said they will try to avoid that at all costs. we found while it could spell financial disaster, many people don't know what the fiscal cliff means to them. ktvu's tom vacar is live with how the outcome could effect all of us. >> reporter: the railroad is upgrading the tracks. but we are near the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: do you know what the fiscal cliff is? >> i don't. >> reporter: do you know what the fiscal cliff is? >> the fiscal cliff? no. i haven't heard of that. >> i haven't a clue what a fiscal cliff is. >> never heard of that term. >> reporter: you will and soon. >> enormous changes that are scheduled to happen around new year's day. >> the president and congress passed a law. absent a deal, tax increases for everyone. massive budget cuts and a reduction of the federal budget. >> large cuts in defense spending. large cuts in non-defense spending. what that means is the government will buy fewer things. hundreds of billions of dollars less. >> reporter: government will have less
until now has been seen by many as the woman behind the man. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr spent some time with holly petraeus. barbara, first off, what kind of a woman is holly petraeus? >> well, as a correspondent covering military affairs, i have run into mrs. petraeus professionally. she is a formidable woman, and quite an expert in her own right, ted. she works in the area of consumer finance protection for military families. she worked for a long time for the better business bureau. now works inside the federal government and her area is predatory lending, financial practices, financial health for young military families. this is something i've talked to her about. this is something she is an expert in. she a few weeks ago gave a briefing here in the pentagon to the press corps. she may not be known much outside of washington, but inside the circle of military families, very, very highly respected. >> yeah, i read today she was one of those generals' wives that was accessible and part of the regular folks living day to day. today we heard that david petraeus wants to
and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. now, if you remember from yesterday, kelly is the same woman who sparked this whole investigation because petraeus' mistress paula broadwell was sending her e-mails. allen is saying he did nothing wrong and is maintaining his current position within the military. now, many are wondering why the fbi would get involved if this is nothing more than an affair. but we're now hearing fears of potential security leaks. in a speech at the university of denver broadwell suggested the libya attack was targeting a secret prison at the benghazi consulate. federal agents have been searching broadwell's home. late last night and into early this morning. not only did she have thousands of e-mails between her and petraeus detailing the affair. she also had classified material on her computer. as of yet the fbi doesn't believe that came from petraeus but it is illegal. more bill
with congressman trey gowdy. former pentagon official, k.t. mcfarland, and best-selling author, ed klein. and former bush adviser, ron christie. moments ago, ranking members of the senate intelligence committee spoke to the press that they had little to offer in regard to the actual testimony given. dianne feinstein, the chair, said committee members were able to watch a film that was a composite, real-time document of the beginning to the end of the terrorist attack. she announced additional hearings that are closed and open hearing will take place in the future. however, she refused to comment on whether that reflected the obama adminiitration's descriptions of the events are at the cia agents in benghazi call for help for separate times. tonight, the cia has launched an exploratory investigation into the conduct of david petraeus. he is scheduled to testify in front of the house intelligence committee tomorrow. joining me now is to congressman trey gowdy. he is a member of the house oversight committee. this is a remarkable period in american history. we assume at some point, it perha
to the pentagon's newly released time line. a special op.s team in croatia was told to prepare to deploy 2 to 4 hours after the attack started. the team did not arrive at a base in southern italy until at least 18 hours later. long after the attack was over. the military insists there were no armed aircraft that could have responded in time to rescue the men. >> and the latest peta target, thanksgiving. the group is looking to your kids to help keep turkey off the menu this holiday. let's look at this ad. peta plans to run this billboard near public schools in nevada, california and idaho asking kids if they wouldn't eat their dog why would they eat a turkey. i see the connection. no, i don't. some parents are are upset. saying the message is too disturbing for kids. >> i don't know. i gave my daughter a couple of turkeys for pets. [ laughter ] >> no. a duck. >> very nice. >> sure. meanwhile, let's turn our attention now to the fiscal cliff that lies ahead and the question of will there actually be compromise in our government. it is needed to avoid that situation where $500 billion in new taxe
: general alarm. the general agreement testified to congress. we are alive at the pentagon with the latest. cheryl: retail sales falling as we head into the holy grail of profits. black friday and the christmas shopping season. we have two analysts with the stocks to buy the stocks to dump. dennis: nicole petallides, so the dow turned lower, nicole. nicole: at least it looks like they have been dumping them more than buying them lately, cheryl and dennis. down almost 60 points on the dow jones industrial. we recoup some losses we saw earlier today, but the bank index has been under pressure. the truth is if you talk about the fiscal cliff, that is something that ways that investors minds. it is a great time to get in. play the market to a certain extent. at the same time there are those who are very worried. hole in the dow jones industrial at least helping it. cisco is a winner. that has been a stellar performer really bucking the trend today. cheryl: nicole, thank you very much. we will see you in 14 minutes. president obama fresh off of his electoral win hosting a dozen chief executives
under the purview of the pentagon moved over to the cia because they had to do things like, you know, violate pakistani air space and that sort of thing. i don't tend to think it will complicate u.s. foreign policy. i don't see it leading to any change in policy. it's just the loss of a good and very bright man. >> yeah. colonel jack, officials say that general petraeus' deputy, michael morell, will serve as interim director of the cia. what do we know about michael morell? >> very well thought of inside the organization and ems where, particularly in congress and at the white house. >> a career intelligence -- >> career intelligence -- effectively a career intelligence guy. very capable, extremely steady and very well thought of. and this is, of course, the highest position he has or will ever hold. the likelihood is he will be replaced as soon as they can find somebody who is more politically oriented, more satisfactory in a political sense to the white house, but they can leave him there for a long time doing this. he's done it for a long time and is very well thought of. >> there
. >> the promotion of a four- story u.s. general has been derailed this growing scandal of the pentagon. it has already brought down the cia director and charges of an affair with an appropriate e-mails and even a half naked fbi agent. you will have the political analyst, michael yaki and what it means, after the break. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. >
, general petraeus had a mixed reputation on that score. some people in the pentagon, in the intelligence community, resented him a little bit. he's a superstar. and superstars in any high pressure field are going to have some people questioning are they team players? there was some of that. but he did perform at a very high level. one of the most excellent people in his profession in the last 100 years. they need to find somebody to replace him. >> is there a political fallout from this? whether it's for the president, or for any others in washington? >> i think the most likely political fallout could relate to benghazi. there's still this question, one of the things that goes on in washington when there's a national security scandal or crisis or controversy, is often there are big tensions between people in the intelligence world, people at the state department. maybe the political people at the white house. and the suspicion for a lot of people leading up to the election was that things were being covered up. things weren't being fully discussed. the president called for an investigati
. the pentagon says it started at 9:42 a.m. in libya. but the cia says it started at 9:40. and leon panet taand joint chiefs of staff chairman, general martin dempsey were not notified until almost an hour after it began. secretary panetta did not give orders for backup until 5 hours later. read more about this and the coverage of the story on fox news dot-com. she has been breaking news all along. will the new revelations help congress figure out who is to blame for the attack and the lack of response? joining us, two members of the house oversight committee. gentlemen, welcome to you both. >> thank you. good to be here. >> hanks. >> jamie: congressman kucinich, do you have any concerns about the fact that congress didn't know more about what was going on -- with respect to general petraeus, the fbi investigating the cia -- do you have any concerns about how that played out and that you didn't know more about it? >> well, frankly, there is a matter here between general petraeus and his wife. and the national security imp cages. i am more concerned about what happened in lib libya and what happ
and excellence. and now, replacing his cia director will be part of that mix. some people in the pentagon, in the intelligence committee resented him a bit. he was a super star, he performed at a very high level. one of the most excellent people in his profession. they need to find somebody to replace him that's equally as excellent. >> is there a political fallout for the president or any others? washington? >> i think it could relate to benghazi. one of the things that goes on, when there is a national security scandal or crisis, is there is tensions between people in the intelligence world, political people at the white house, and the suspicion for a lot of people is that things were being covered up, not fully discussed. no doubt the cia is at the center of that. two of the people that tragically died were part of the cia, so there could be some controversial and from a point of view, why did we get it back as late as we did, his resignation, as shocking as it is, teases some of those questions of what will happen at the testimony next week, what were the facts leading up to the trage
of the war on terror is prosecuted by the cia, to have someone from the pentagon with his background move over to the cia and head that was incredibly lucky for the country because there are few other people who could've made that change, survived moving from one tough bureaucracy to another and be such a great intellectual and forward-thinking person about how to protect the united states. >> the other part of this, obviously, is petraeus' legacy in afghanistan, and being the author of the book on counterinsurgency in a literal sense, to what extent was the implications of that doctrine of the policy decisions that he was part of running up to this are going to be ultimately much, much more important going forward than any -- i think than to go to john's point, who knows what this is. but right now, we should also be having a pretty healthy debate about when we switched from counterterror to counterinsurgency over there. >> yeah. >>> still ahead, newt gingrich also chair of the dnc debbie wasserman schultz, more "morning joe" in a moment. [ male announcer ] humana and walmart have teamed
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